Here's a real treat in case you don't feel like working much this afternoon: you can now watch the film KAZ: Pushing The Virtual Divide for free on YouTube. And you really should.
Back in the early 1990s when Sony was first branching out into gaming, a young designer named Kazunori Yamauchi wanted nothing more than to produce the racing game he had dreamed about since he was 15. Sony had other ideas in mind.
Gran Turismo is celebrating an incredible 15th anniversary. Gran Turismo 6 will be in our PlayStations soon enough. And the GT Academy has transformed many gamers into pro racers. We hear about these things all the time, but we don't often hear that much about the man behind the games: Kazunori Yamauchi.
Not many game developers are able to practice what they preach, mostly because a lot of the stuff they preach involves stuff that doesn't actually exist.
Surprised? Shocked? Eh, not really? At the China Joy gaming event in Shanghai, Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi once again stated that work on Gran Turismo 6 shortly after GT5 finished (something he told Kotaku back in 2010).
While Gran Turismo5 edges closer to reality, one sharp shopper saw that at least one part of Sony's own website puts the release date in December. That'd certainly comport with what Kazunori Yamauchi told us at SEMA earlier this week.
We just asked Kazunori Yamauchi, the father of Gran Turismo, in an interview here at SEMA, the question on everyone's minds — when will GT5 finally be released? His response: "The discs are being stamped as we speak."
When Gran Turismo 5 finally arrives, it will include the Red Bull X1 prototype, the answer to the question of "What if you designed a race car with an unlimited budget and no regard for rules?" Gas turbine, engage.
The eagerly-awaited racing simulation Gran Turismo 5 has been delayed yet again. But according to Sony, not for long.
Yes, NASCAR is coming to GT5 and now we have new racing video and a clip of Kazunori Yamauchi himself running around Texas Motor World speedway watching a real stock car race. Let's hope their backhair modeling improves.
The mastermind behind the Gran Turismo series has proven that he can handle real cars as well as he took the 2009 Nissan GT-R for a joy ride. Not only could the game's creator, Kazunori Yamauchi, handle the famed Nurburgring track, but he did so with it wet. Yamauchi even cites his familiarity with the track from the…